Mid-2012 rMBP 15 vs Early-2013 rMBP 15?

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    Which part?

    Updates - Yes, but I dont know about the thermal tweaks for the 13".
    Fan Issues due to SanDisk SSD - I haven't heard of any reports.
     
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    I thought the thermal tweaks only applied to the 13" mode?
     
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    Does anyone know if any issues like burn in (image retention) or something else was fixed in the Early 2013 model.
     
  7. locoboi187 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Eh i guess 100mhz is no big deal, unless they updated cache too. Probably won't even notice the difference. Now the thermal tweaks, I'm a bit curious. Cause this rMBP 15 gets hot after the dGPU kicks in for a while. Wonder how much better the cooling system actually is now
     
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    There are no major differences in heat dissipation between the models. The fan issue is isolated to some users with the SanDisk SSDs (which were not new to the 2013 model, contrary to popular belief) and will be fixed with a firmware update. That said, my current rMBP has the SanDisk SSD, has equal or better read/write speeds than my previous machine which had the Samsung, and has only experienced odd fan spikes three or four times in a month of ownership.

    Most of the changes reported were related to the processor change and cosmetic details like the 2013 date stamp on the bottom of the chassis. Nothing really significant.
     
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    Clarity: Consensus is they think Apple can fix it that way. Apple has made no statement to that effect.
     
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    The only processor with more cache is the high end 2.7GHz/2.8GHz processor, the former is the high end configuration in the 2012 model and the later on the high end configuration for the Early 2013 refresh.

    The standard 2.7GHz for the 2013 refresh is just a spec bump of the old 2.6GHz processor, not in any way related to the old 2.7GHz custom upgrade.

    Basically, the computers are the same.
     
  11. locoboi187 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you know any differences between the thermal updates?
     

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